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If You Really Want to Change the World by Norman Winarsky, Henry Kressel

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CHAPTER SIX

Choosing Investors and the Board of Directors

The greatest value investors and board members provide is their knowledge, experience, and support—not just their money. If you’re choosing investors for their money or deal terms alone, you’re at great risk.

ENTREPRENEURS SEEK VENTURE OR PRIVATE EQUITY capital investment in order to accelerate business growth. In fact, 91 percent of the companies listed on the NASDAQ were backed by one or more of nine hundred venture capital firms.1

But venture capital investment isn’t only about the money. The best firms provide resources that are far more valuable than their financial investment. Their investment serves as an immediate signal to the world, marking the venture as important and valuable—something ...

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